Berks

3rd Reading man arrested in fatal shooting of teen 'hero'

Philadelphia woman also charged in homicide

NORTH COVENTRY TWP., Pa. - A third Reading man is now among four people to be arrested in the fatal shooting of a teenager in Chester County.

Juan Jerry Ortiz-Encarnacion has been charged with a long list of offenses, including second- and third-degree murder, criminal homicide, and robbery.

Those charges stem from the killing of David Doyle nearly 11 months ago, on September 24, 2017.

"What we did was, our detectives were able to contact his probation officer in Berks County, so we contacted his probation officer, they had him come in for a visit," said Chief Robert Schurr, North Coventry Township Police Department.

Doyle, 17, was spending the night at an apartment on Worth Boulevard in North Coventry with three younger children, ages 3, 8, and 9, when Ortiz-Encarnacion and Ricardo Rivera, armed with guns and wearing masks, went inside.

A struggle ensued as Doyle attempted to protect the children, and the teen was shot, police said. He later died at Reading Hospital.

"He died giving up his life to protect those kids," Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said in announcing the first three arrests in May. "That's a hero."

The plan to break into the apartment was hatched by Anaye Raggazino, and Jonathan Malave served as the getaway driver, police said.

Rivera and Malave are also from Reading; Raggazino is from Philadelphia.


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